By Chris Wright
Alas, ’twas a simpler time
Here we go again. Derbyshire Police have confirmed that they will be launching an investigation into the Tweet sent to Rio Ferdinand in which Ashley Cole was referred to as a ‘choc ice’ , i.e, black on the outside, white in the middle – a Tweet which Ferdinand referred to as ‘classic’ at the time.
It was, of course, a reference to the recent John Terry/Anton Ferdinand race trial, in which Ashley Cole testified on Terry’s behalf, telling the court that he’d never heard his teammate do nuthin’ racist or nuthin’ – the inferred wotsit being that Cole was therefore a black man in cahoots with the ‘white establishment’ or some such crap.
Cole stated that he was aware of the Tweet at the time and that he